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in that there are republicans who are saying that the administration should re-examine how much is allocated in the defense budget because of the situation in ukraine. and has the administration given any consideration to that? first i would start with -- i'll do it from a defense budget perspective, and jay can handle beyond. i think it's important to reflect that there is an agreement, a ryan-murray agreement that set the levels for 15. in the president's budget that you see proposed today, you see the president suggesting that the 050 account, which is defense, department plus other things that do national security, the opportunity growth and security initiative suggest that is we believe a better place would be to have an additional $28 billion. that's fully paid for. fully paid for. we would make choice abouts offsets that have to do with closing tax loopholes. we believe that's a choice we should make. i also point reflect in all the outdoors of the budget, the president's budget has higher levels of defense spending than those that are current law and those that have been supported. that is what i t
they said that this is not app invasion, it's a protective defensive measure, and on land and at sea in the harbour, what they have down is surround places. that is not to say that they want to go in and have a fight. it's to stop what they would see as fascist elements from kiev or troops here controlled by fascist elements from kiev attacking the pro-russian majority civilian population. whether you believe it, because we have seen no sign of fascist elements here at all, and no sign of the ukrainian soldiers wanting to engage in a fight as evidence of the situation at the sevastopol airport. certainly the russians want to be seen here as nonaggressive. given that they have been approached by a group of ukrainians without arms, there's no way in the world they would have wanted to be seen to be firing on unarmed ukrainian soldiers. that would be disastrous for them. >> laurence lee reporting there from crimea. >> the united states and the european union are both considering sanctions against russia. what are they likely to comprise, and how much bite will they have. one of the russ
this afternoon is dr. james jay carafano, vice president of foreign and defense policy studies. he is our richardson fell and also directs the kathryn and shelby david institute for international study. he also serves as a senior fellow at the george washington university homeland security policy institute, serves on the board of trustees for the marine corps university foundation, on the advisory board for the west point center of or history, the hambleton society and operation renewed hope foundation. is an agenda professor at georgetown university and the institute of world politics and to serve as a visiting professor at the national defense university as well as georgetown university. he has written several books, the most recent being his co-authoring of a textbook on homeland security and, of course, he co-authored for heritage, our book on winning the long war, lessons from the cold war for defending terrorism and preserving freedom. lease join me in welcoming jim carafano. [applause] >> thank you. i'm going to be extremely brief so we can get right to the top of. i want to start
. no, we don't need missile defense shield. putin has the eu, a feckless eu abandoned defense budgets for the welfare state. how is the president going to rally the eu, which was a big point yesterday on the show. when we have the french sending vessels over to help the russian navy and the germans have shown no appetite to get involved. president obama has no cards to play. >> those mid-range weapons in europe were introduced by harold brown and jimmy carter in 1978 and 1979. you're right about the french, the feckless eu. >> at least carter canceled the olympics. president obama doesn't even have the guts to do that. he canceled, whaultd, the paralympics? >> i think it's a difficult position because they need this energy that russia gives them because there's no other way to give them. >> god forbid we would want to piss off the environmentalists. >> i'm not needed here. that was my point. a good point. so, okay, amazingly, bob turned this into a question of what is happening today to what did reagan accomplish? that was five minutes spent rehashing that. i'll also say one thing abo
testimony taken apart, picked apart, with a very passionate prosecution from the pistorius defense team. a lot happening on day one, and this is what it's going to be like for the next few weeks, the next few months, sort of a roller coaster ride. >> before i let you go, it's been the reaction of south frick to this trial, does it really come down to whether oscar pistorius was wearing his prosthetic legs or not? >> no, i don't think it does come down to that, i think it's a lot more than that. you know, the ballistics will determine whether or not he had his prosthetic legs on. but i think what it really boils down to. this is about one judge. a very respected, experienced judge. listening to legal arguments, procedural arguments. about mistaken identity, about self-defense, murder, premeditated murder. self-defense again and again, and i think that's what's going to determine, what south african's think, what the police think or oscar's defense think, it all boils down to the judge. it's all about law in the end. >> thank you very much indeed. i want to bring in a man who's known osca
and nothing happened. so the russian defense ministry said it didn't issue such an ultimatum, but the ukrainian defense forces said that they definitely received it. and journalists did report witnessing that ultimatum being handed to them. so, it's not quite clear who exactly is threatening whom, but the situation, you know, remains such that everyone is waiting for russia to play its hand and attack or not attack. >> what -- people in the area want or thinks, not the military but the people. >> i think ethnic russian community in crimea, which is the majority of the population on the peninsula, they are content to have the russian troops here protecting them from the new government that came to power in last month's revolution. however, they do not want any blood to be spilled. i think the minute that russia attacks any of the bases or kills any ukrainian servicemen, they will lose the support of the local population definitely. >> simon, if you will stand by, we will get back to you little later in the hour. thank you, simon. >> thank you. >> what should the united states
the russian troops adopted what they would see entirely as defensive positions and having their photographs taken with pro-russian local and smoking cigarettes in many places and have not had clips loaded on their guns and they have been, i think, at pains to point out they don't want to be seen as an aggressive force equally. by the same token the body language and symbolism from the ukraine troops this morning was equally passive and one was a soviet flag from the second world war saying they fought against fascism but are no longer but carried a ukraine flag and the implication of that is they want to be see potentially being on the russian side but won't surrender and will not swear allegiance to the flag and there is not resistance going on but a sense of defiance as well. >> reporter: lawrence, thanks for keeping us up to date with the events in crimea and we will keep a close eye on things there. russia appears to be moving more military assets to the region and russian war ships passed through in istambul and saying they may go to ukraine and they are in ukraine by a lesser sense o
. based on senate republicans' ardent defense of the koch brothers and the fact that they advocate for many of the same policies as the koch brothers, it seems my republican colleagues also believe in a system that benefits billionaires at the expense of the middle class. the koch brothers are willing to invest billions to tbhi buy that america. they're investing billions to buy that america. in 2010, the supreme court opened the floodgates of corporate money into locktorial politics -- into electoral politics. that was with the citizens united decision. since they can launder their huge contributions use being shadowy shell groups and so-called nonprofits, it is difficult to tell exactly how much they've invested so far. investigative reporting by some of the most respected news outlets in the country has revealed that the koch brothers funnel money flew a web of industry groups -- through a web of industry groups that are immune from disclosure rules such as the club for growth, heritage, a n.r.a., and the the united states chamber of commerce. we may never, never know how much m
, hitting reeva three times, in the hip, elbow, and head. but the defense tells a different story. in a sworn statement pistorius claims he thought reeva was an intruder and that he feared for his life. this case is captivating south africa, being compared to the o.j. simpson trial. >> this is probably the biggest trial of the century, certainly so far. >> reporter: interes is so high a dedicated cable channel is now on air to cover proceedings. >> that tension between this almost godlike character, my mythological character, and the awful tragedy of what happened is something no one can resist. >> count 1 is one of murder -- >> reporter: in a crowded courtroom pistorius appears almost isolated, a lonely figure. but in that same way we've seen him on the field he's calm and focused, almost as if preparing for competition. >> it's only a matter of waking up and thinking i can do it. >> reporter: oscar pistorius was born without bones in his lower legs. after consulting with dozens of specialists, his parents made a decision to amputate from below the knee. he won a gold medal at th
the young people who sign up to fight in their nation's defense. the news comes of a ronald funded by the initial institute of mental health. one report said almost a quarter of u.s. active duty troops suffered with some form of mental illness before serving in the military. one in five had suffered panic, depression or adhd, and a tendency for anger and sunday rage. this was noted five times higher than the average rate in the civilian population. it was seen in the stie as the most common risk factor as suicidal behavior. in the height of the wars in afghanistan and iraq betwee between 2004 and 2009 the military suicide rate more than doubled since the pentagon started tracking the number i in 2001. 569 soldiers' deaths were ruled suicide in that period. 2012 saw a peak in military suicide. a total of 349 service people taking their own lives. >> we also need to keep improving mental health services. >> reporter: as an address at a national convention president obama talked about the need for improving mental health services. >> last year i said this had to be an all hands on dec
. >> after 13 years of warfare for this country, the u.s. now has a new defense battle plan that involves shrinkinging down the military. >> the -- shrinking down the military. >> it would shrink down to the smallest since 1930's before world war ii? >> jon: what? i just love the army. i just love the army. [laughter] we can't shrink the army. it's a process only tested on our kids. [laughter] and then after that ourselves. [ laughter ] ising this this goss to be a -- is this going to be a trilogy? what are we cut something in. >> after iraq and afghanistan we're no longer sizing the military to conduct long stability operations. there's 525,000 active duty soldiers. we've decided to further reduce the active duty army strength to a range of 440,000 to 450 soldiers. >> jon: 450 that's not enough. i really don't -- 450,000. that's -- [laughter] that actually should be fine. [ laughter ] so we're deploying tough love to match our military size to our military needs. i think this is right especially since our military spending is bigger than the next 13 countries combined. as long as we keep
did test fire a long-range intercontinental ballistic missile. defense officials tell fox news they were expecting that launch. we will get much more from our pentagon correspondent, jennifer give in, in a few minutes. more signs of tension in the crimea. a russian soldier firld his gun in the air to hold back angry ukrainian troops. that situation ended with no violence at all. in fact, most of the russian occupation had been peaceful. ikely because the majority of the people in the crimea identifies russia and 80% people speak russian as their first language. but outside of the cripple yeah a -- crimea and kiev, people have given their blood and sometimes lives to cut ties with the ruler. we saw fighting play out here. the square is filled with memories of the protesters that died. we saw flowers along with pictures of the dead. the burned-out square is still littered in all areas with signs of that chaos that happened here. the sunset is about to nasa half our in independence square in kiev. there are flowers by the millions. the tires we all saw burning last week, as the pr
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are patrolled by self defense squads. i am so basically local authorities are currently building their own independent defence ministry and the needy while ikea has been drafting have reserve servicemen. i choose to abort forster of the people there knew it she forces but so far only around one point five percent off these reserves don't know. an anti government sentiment is swimming in the east of the country thousands of rotting against ukraine's interim authorities in the cities of them gets the best of the protest is taking control of local administration buildings in both cities. these are the cutest risky is in ca called the biggest city in the east of the country. well we have reports that several hundred men in on the violently seized with the heat of the local administration building in a sea of vignettes the huge industrial center in the east of the countries in all these activists have the local administration under control and a dumont that the governor which was appointed in the air during the weekend of ikea for one of the oligarchs of the east of ukraine mr donald duck. it d
ago the situation here is to be called. in fact the seats are patrolled by the so called self defense lots more still to be a military bases and artillery are now on to the complete control of local authorities and that will happen without a single shot fired so that is definitely a good side because no one wants a need of any bloodshed. last week you are being fired on in kiev wanting those very violent demonstrations kind of layout was like being in a new deal the things that are not. well i don't feel safe as a journalist right now especially compared to what we saw in kyiv since initially were just going to film protests that persona never expected that the violence would reach for that sort of that level and that still stands though i wasn't targeted personally but some of the people that we are still here with a crew members war including even the government was building its own lab report right now because of the first or just watching the events unfold on independence square in kiev that pretty much this revolution happens on the farm warheads or at least that is only was it w
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the west for causing anarchy and all of the troops are not his but local defense forces and that caught secretary of state kerry by surprise. >> denied they are russian troops. and blamed the crisis on the united states. >> he denied there were troops in crimea? >> yes, he did. >> he blamed this on the president the united states. >> kerry paying tribute to the the victims gunned down by snipers and said the only threat here is russia invading ukraine further and accuses the russians of creating a pretext to do that. as a billion dollar loan package for ukraine and lots of talk in the united states and europe about what sanctions might be drawn up in order to punish russia if it further escalates the situation here in ukraine. >> thank you, amy kellogg on the ground in kiev. >> it is one of the most complicated foreign policy issues of mr. obama's president so. the president came out an hour ago to speak about the crisis. >> they are reading economic sanctions and what they are and how far they will go, it is not yet clear. they talked about options and everything from working with alli
defense council found that between 1999 and 2010, a lack of snowfall cost our ski industry a billion dollars. and up to 27,000 jobs. before the end of the century, the number of economically viable ski locations in new hampshire and maine will be cut in half. skiing in new york will be cut by three-quarters. and the report says there will be no ski area in connecticut or massachusetts. well, if you know your geography, you know if that's true of connecticut and massachusetts, there goes rhode island's yagu valley ski slope. the bicameral task force on climate change, which i started with representative henry waxman, asked the national basketball association, major league baseball, the national hockey league, the national football league and the united states olympic committee to tell us what climate change means for their sports. the national hockey league chemicadeputy commissioner wrot, "hockey's relationship with the environment is unique. our sport was born on frozen ponds, where to this day players of all ages and skill levels learn to skate. for this magnificent tradition to co
. -- we want to reiterate our concerns to abide by the provisions of the 1994 defense memorandum. we guarantee the sovereignty and integrity of ukraine. we note that the provision calls for the one. -- call for the signatories to consult when there are questions concerning the commitments within the document. this clause is even more relevant now, and indeed represents an opportunity to peacefully resolve the current crisis. we are encouraged by indications that government of ukraine is taking steps to ensure political inclusiveness in the governance of the country. we believe this is a prudent way of addressing one of the underlying causes of the disputes and an early return to peace and stability. the call by the secretary general for cool heads to prevail remains relevant under the circumstance. we urge all concerned to refrain from provocative action that will precipitate now and in the future and unnecessary human suffering. i thank you. >> i thank the representative of nigeria for the statement. i look forward to the representative of the republic of korea. >> thank you, madam
with sand bags, ice bags, all sorts of defenses, and now they are covered in flowers, many, many, many flowers and photographs of those who died. a lot of them by sniper bullets during those disturbances just a week or so ago. kerry was surrounded by an absolute scrum of camera people and security officers and well aware those images would be sent around the world. the substance, of course, of what he said today was that the economic support that the u.s. was prepared to provide for ukraine at a time also when the imf is here, because the economy here is in a terrible state and everyone is aware that the russians can't probably, will tighten the economic screws. we've already seen a hint of that today with the suggestion that gas prices are going to be going up, so a very important gesture by kerry, whose visit here is under very, very close attention, tamron. >> ian williams, thank you very much. now let's get the latest from chuck todd. to pick up on where ian picked off, the economy, economic instability, i'm looking here, the dow is now up 202 points, we're not seeing the rattles,
. defense secretary chuck hagel today plans to outline how the military will instead use its $500 billion budget to expand cyber warfare capabilities and develop other high-tech weapons. >> but these cuts very, very controversial now in light of what's happening in ukraine. >>> meanwhile, final, new rules aimed at reducing greenhouse gases coming from cars and trucks. the epa is putting the finishing touches on regulations requiring refineries to cut sulfur levels in gasoline by 2017. this also forces lawmakers to change their vehicles to reduce tailpipe emissions. the epa and some environmental groups call it a win for planet earth, but the oil industry says the new rules will drive up costs for everyone. >>> israel's prime minister, benjamin netanyahu, continues his trip to the u.s. today with a speech before the american/israeli public affairs committee, a day after meeting with president obama at the white house, where the two discussed middle east peace efforts and iran's nuclear program. they showed little sign of finding common ground on those issues. netanyahu is likely to bring t
what he thinks of the budget. these cuts in defense spending are based and has been made known by the administration there will be no more land wars. weyou know how many times have said that in the 20th century after world war i, world , andi, korean war, vietnam we always had to rebuild the military, because it is not always a conflict of our choosing. >> do you see this as a central problem with the president's budget? issue with america's role in the world. he does not believe in american exceptionalism or leadership. that is why our influence is , especiallyhe world in the middle east where the united states influence and power is no longer a factor. much a consensus builder. we did not have it with the u.k. for syria. do you think things are changing at all or still in the position where it will be an uphill battle trying to convince other nations to join us as we deal with this problem? already we're seeing disappointing but not surprising signs from germany and the british that basically they do not want to do anything serious. one reason is because of the energy supplie
by violent means by the yanukovych government. the violence was a form of self-defense against the attempts of riot police to try to disperse protesters through force from the streets. now the yanukovych government has been toppled, i don't think that violence is a serious issue that threatens ethnic russians in crimea. this is completely a bogus imagined threat that russians are on purpose creating in order to find a pretext to intervene in ukrainian territory to organize and cover up this aggression in crimea and further in the east. >> i'm going to get some community in. steven just tweeted in . . . and i want to go to you with, this speaking about the ukrainians now, do you think ukrainians have lost out on this narrative? can they control their destiny, or are they just being used as a upon now by self interested parties. >> first of all everybody must know there is no united ukraine. ukraine is two different nations, two different countries, and because of [ inaudible ] policy of [ inaudible ] this country survived until recently, but i always warned and i have many, many publications
for their strong support for israel. [applause] for our security, including in the vital area of missile defense. i said that the greatest threat to our common security is that of a nuclear-armed iran. we must prevent iran from having the capability to produce nuclear weapons. and i want to reiterate that point, not just, to prevent them from having the weapon, but to prevent them from having the capacity to make the weapon. [applause] that means we must dismantle iran's heavy water reactor and its underground enrichment facilities. we must get rid of iran's centrifuges and its stockpiles of enriched-uranium and we must that iran fully divulge the military dimensions of its nuclear program. now 17 countries around the world have peaceful nuclear energy programs. they're doing this without spinning centrifuges, without enriching uranium, without operating heavy water facilities, and without conducting military nuclear research. you know why iran insists on doing all of these things that the other peaceful countries don't do? it's because iran doesn't want a peaceful nuclear program. iran wants a mil
a source at ukraine's defense ministry. he said the commander of the black sea fleet issued an ultimatum to surrender. an official from the russian navy denied the report. oleksandr turchinov warned people in crimea not to react to provocations. >>> the united states is hoping diplomacy and the threat of sanctions will help settle the crisis in crimea. u.s. president barack obama has referred to statements by nato and the group of seven industrialized country that strongly condemn russia. he says he'll continue diplomatic efforts but also suggested other options. >> if, in fact, they continue on the current trajectory that they're on, that we are examining a whole series of steps, economic, diplomatic, that will ice late russia. >> u.s. secretary of state john kerry and assistant secretary of state victoria nuland, will both visit the ukrainian capital of kiev on tuesday. the u.s. defense department says it is suspending military exchange programs with russia. such contacts are aimed at reducing the chance of an emergency resulting from a misunderstanding. the announcement came as russia
information from a russian defense min city. they say what they have done is launched a missle in the after con region, and that is the far east of russia. out near central asia, they have shot this off with a dumby war head, they say that they hit what they were looking for, this is clearly a demonstration of russians military might against all the tensions over ukraine, very similar to the show of power in the war games. russia, of course, still saying they may respond or they intend to respond to the situation, the tensions over ukraine. this can very much be playing into that sort of scenario. >> all of this on a day when the white house and secretary of state both condemning actions so far. it appears while everyone sells calling for calm, the russians have doubled down. >> very much so, we heard some very strong language from vladimir putin as well. a day when there's been a lot of statements being made from the white house to the state department. the russians are also speaking and they have said that while they do not want to use force, that they are willing to do so. some very stro
, herndon elementary school has not been touched. the effort to dig out, the first-line of defense starts with people like jeff. >> plowing the snow, trying to make it easier to get around. >> this snowplow driver knows that taming the roads is a challenge. >> areas ice underneath the snow. >> he suspects he will be behind the wheel again this winter. >> i don't think it is over yet. i think we will get more. islocale treacherous it outside even at a busy area like tysons, a fairly well traveled road, old courthouse road, covered in snow. underneath that, there is ice. his parking lot is an absolute sheet of ice, something for people to be mindful of in the morning commute tuesday. live in tysons, jay korff, abc 7 news. >> thank you so much, jay. as the weather situation changes, count on us to keep you updated for the rightist -- latest road conditions, school closings. we are starting early tomorrow at 4 a.m. labor trying to leave her house for the hospital. what happened next is terrifying. her story coming up. inif you have to get around d.c. tomorrow, if you are driving or taking met
of the damage they will incur themselves and that the self-defense forces in crimea, he's also been saying in the last couple of minutes, that russia too no part in training them. he said we are not considering annexing crimea. the latest line from this conference saying we are not considering annexing crimea. he has said that he believes that what happened in ukraine was unlawful, unconstitutional and a coup and not legitimate and that the only legitimate leader is the ousted president viktor yanukovych. he said he is hoping to avoid any force in eastern ukraine. president putin has gone on to say russia will not provoke separatists moves in crimea. but he says russia does reserve the right to protect any russians who are under threat within ukraine. so not entirely clear how this is actually going to manifest on the ground. as you can see, a number of journalists with president putin in moscow. i'm afraid we have no translation, so we can't bring you this directly. but there are a number of lines coming out. i'll give you more that we are getting from moscow. local forces of self-defense
playing defense, doing it at an event in d.c. at an elementary school. trying to talk about education and domestic priorities. he took a question on ukraine. he wanted to weigh in on this. he heard this criticism he's been weak on the world stage. the president in conjunction with secretary of state john kerry who at the moment was in kiev pushing back hard against russian president vladimir putin. trying to send a unified message that it's not the administration that looks bad, it's putin that looks bad. kerry saying at one point putin vaded another country. the president also trying to put pressure. listen. >> strong belief russia's action is violating international law. president putin seems to have a different set of lawyers making a different set of interceptions but i don't think that's fooling anybody. >> the president and secretary of state talking about an aid package of a billion dollars to help out ukraine and deal with it from an economic standpoint. heavy pressure under secretary of state for russia to pushing back further than we've seen so far. >> the president's critic
into crimea, south ukraine. they are local self-defense forces, putin said. some of the troops fired warning shots today near ukrainian forces. president obama said that russia is not fooling anyone, and he does not respect ukrainian democracy. >> and mr. putin can throw a lot of words out there, but the facts on the ground indicate that right now, he is not abiding by that principle. >> reporter: secretary of state kerry was on the square in kiev where hundreds died in demonstrations trying to take down the pro russian prest. kerry denied that ukraine is plagued by the terror that russia says. >> rush ha is working hard to create a pretext for being able to advance further. >> the u.s. plan is to pressure putin not to. >> can we affect the outcome here? >> the former ambassador said that economic sanctions could stop putin. >> he is sensitive to that and he should be, because it could have a real effect on the economy. >> reporter: and in the congress are ready to freeze the assets of russia if there is no pull out of crimea, but putin said that any losses are mutual, because he said that r
and on their tvs, those are pro russian local forces of self-defense. president obama appearing at a function had this to say regarding putin's claim. >> there is a strong belief that russia's action is violating international law. i know president putin seems to have a different set of lawyers making a different set of interpretations, but i don't think that's fooling anybody. >> secretary of state john kerry who arrived in kiev also dispute putin's claim when he was asked about it by my colleague, andrea mitchell. >> it's clear that russia has been working hard to create a pretext for being able to invade further. russia has talked about russian-speaking minority citizens under siege. they're not. >> kerry talked about a meeting with the new government and protest leaders including former pro boxer klitchko. the package includes a $1 billion in loan guarantees. still, the question is how to interpret putin's remarks today. not only did he deny russian troops had invaded crimea, he said that should russia wish to do so, they have every legal right since they would be doing it at the request of t
's on the defensive. many decent honest republicans southern ukraine took the lead to demands by ethnic russians here's what's happening yet its quiet way of life. if you want peace prepare for war. this is the crying meander on to roads connecting the peninsula to the mainland here and here this is one of them. sandra is that local state and the content into a soul undesirable forces from the north. and this is why they're here. the fear that ukrainian fascists the country's ultra nationalists writes that the group helped topple president unocal beach. now many crimean so worried that such meticulous want to come in and can pandora's box what you will. we want peace in our country. what was happening to you if you don't want you to be with more cocktail or shown to me. this is a tranquil area in your sixties km away. now usually sleepy countryside is readying itself as a phone line. what miracles are preparing to become sponsors it was to fill him in the long war that could have been snow in alaska slick in spots but it could be the one to coexist peacefully. we are ready but apparently they don't t
failed with this policy that led us to where we are. i would renew the missile defense program in the czech republic and poland and probably have some nato exercises with particularly the bal baltic sta. obviously expand the magniski bill to target individuals that have to do with this, and the initial signals out of europe, the british and germans aren't encouraging sanctions. >> charlie: i do know that. do you think sanctions that were effective in iran would have the same kind of effect on vladimir putin? >> i think, first, i would try the magniski which targets individuals and their bank accounts and their ability to travel and all that. i would try that first. then, obviously, i would look at other areas. you know, throw them out of the g-8, of course. it should be the g-7. a number of other cosmetic kind of don't send our officials to the paralympics. but we have to understand what this guy is all about. he's an ogd kgb. in 2008, the debate i had with barack obama, i said at that time, watch russia and ukraine and, unfortunately, these many years later, i was correct. >>
our defense and cutting the army to the smallest we have had since world war ii. with uic americans who want our country to be engaged in events beyond our borders. i see americans who want an internationalist foreign policy. i see americans who want our country to stand with israel and our other partners. i see americans who are willing to spend their hard-earned tax dollars on effective foreign assistance and to strengthen the greatest military the world has ever known. i see here today americans who want america to lead. i have been around a long time. since the coolidge administration. you i have never seen this world in need of strong american readership than it is today. of these the events negotiations with iran which i hope to succeed but i doubt, when i see the slaughter in syria, when i see the chinese inserting themselves in asia, when i see significant cuts in foreign aid and also in our defense budget, i'm worried. my final word to you my dear and beloved friends, america -- israel needs you more today than ever before. thank you and god bless. [applause] >> senator jo
by reconsidering and now building the missile shield president obama has hit. don't cut the defense budget. we have the secretary of defense cutting while the russians history of defense is negotiating leases all around the world. primarily go after the keystone pipeline. take the price of oil because of the world market with oil, the price of oil will go down. the price of oil goes down below $89 per barrel, the russians are broke again. they need oil above $100 per barrel. the heavy political leverage coming from supplying the majority of other parts of europe. it translates into electricity. build terminals so that american natural gas can go there. he has played the long game and is doing it very well. stop thinking we're going to do this today or tomorrow. to this the idea five, seven years from now we are in a better position. jenna: thank you. jon: with midterm elections inching closer, new poll shows thethe holy key edge with ameris on matters they deal about most. new "washington post" post "abc news" poll shows 48% said democrats are more in touch with them on big issues compared with onl
are? >> reporter: well, i think i talked to a former defense minister and others today and people would find it laughable if it weren't so deadly serious that russian forces have not already intervened in crimea. obviously there is huge concern about russian forces extending into eastern ukraine, which we have not seen, thankfully. but there's nobody here that you talk to in kiev who believes that the forces were seeing on the ground in crimea, as our own people have been reporting and others have been reporting, are not russian forces. the idea that there are self-defense militias simply -- it defies credibility. >> and you know, the other part of the news conference, anderson, president putin described the overall situation in ukraine as an unconstitutional coo. do ukrainians that you've been talking to see this escalating in the next few days? >> reporter: you know, there's certainly a lot of concern about that and i think they are watching it very, very closely. i think it's certainly the fact that vladimir putin has not sent forces into eastern ukraine they would see as a pos
they have formed self-defense teams and took over the control of military bases. when i saw yesterday what they have taken over, they -- there are 22,000 troops and a lot of arms. but as i said, without a single shot, it is now in the hand of the ukrainian people. the people who were blocking -- >> let's get back out of this now and explain what's happened so far. from what we've heard so far, let's just go other the headlines. he's been speaking about 20 minutes now. we believe he's entertaining legitimate questions. he says this is a wrongful coup that has happened, that yanukovych was wrongful ly ousted. that the idea of sanctions should be very carefully examined because they will hurt everyone and all options are on the table for him. the first question, it seems that crimea is not the oend, ony the beginning. >> right. seems to me this is availed threat. he's saying unless i have a seat at the table in deciding what's going to happen in the future of the government of ukraine, we reserve the right to go further into russian ukraine. he's really giving no evidence of that. i think wha
not seen since world war tear to killed the venerable playing in the military arsenal with the defense community with the defense industrial lobbying complex subset also proposing a big increase in transportation spending surface transportation from mass transit with the overhaul of the corporate tax code. those are the two most interesting things he will be proposing in a year with his budget it will be relatively quiet budget years. >> host: you write in your most recent column it is late when does it get released? >> the budget law requires the president to put out the budget by the first monday in february. that is why it is one month late. there is no penalty for missing this deadline and he has a couple of times before and last year when every says it was even later but this year it is late to was not going to have much of in the fact because of the resolution of last winter budget debate there have been so many fiscal clefs that have been difficult to keep them straight but the budget debate ended in december this so-called paul bryan murray budget the democrat who is the senate
traveling to paris to unveil jamal street in paris. from what i understand the legal defense fund is a nonprofit organization, who is paying for these people to go to paris to praise this man who shot my husband in the back and then brutally stood over him at point blank, shot him between the eyes. and i must say i am extremely emotional because i just found out -- my heart goes out -- to -- and also i just want to mention, i was in the studio tonight. i just found out there was a phoenix police officer who was shot and killed in the line of duty. and there is another one that is trying to do this. we need to stand together and stand united and not allow this man to get in. debo, do not allow it. >> they protect us every day in the line of duty and our hearts go out to you, maureen, and to the families out there, as well. i can't imagine what it is like for you to watch this play out in the capital of your on country. thank you very much for being with us tonight. >> thank you, martha, it has been 32 years, that is too long. thank you. >> you're welcome. maureen, thank you. >>> al
ryan is a former defense attache in moscow. and director for defense at the belfer center for science and international affairs at harford university, and william taylor, former ambassador to ukraine in 2006 and 2009. he's working at the university any of peace. >> russians are a significant player in hot spots around the world, syria, iran and afghanistan. geopolitically we need russia's collaboration. what does the worsening collaboration mean for the u.s.? >> i question whether we need russia's collaboration. it's not clear they've been helpful in afghanistan, or they've done anything extraordinary on the iranian negotiations or anything helpful in syria - if anything, the opposite. we don't have to worry that much about offending russia. we should focus on ukraine. the russians have a direct threat. we have interests there, that's the reason we should be focussed. russia's obinstructionism caused us to have little progress. don't we need them to improve matters? >> i don't think we have to sacrifice ukraine to change their behaviour, which is not helpful under the current circumst
's screams, four gunshots, and then a man yelling for help. the defense questioned her on the possibility of gunshots before she woke up and whether her recollection was accurate. pistorius says he shot and killed his girlfriend because he thought she was an intruder, in his bathroom. but prosecutors say this was a pre-meditated murder. c-p-s parents are finding themselves caught in the middle of the battle between teachers and administrators over standardized tests. nancy loo is *live with more information. >> good morning. the teachers' union has set a protest here at the school later this morning ahead of the testing. teachers at the school were among those to organize the boycott. all have supposedly said they will not administer these tests. but they are required by law to do so. it's just not clear how many students will actually take the test. >> the illinois standard achievement test is eight days long and some schools began the process yesterday. most elementary students across the state are expected to begin the testing this morning. it's not clear what will happen at the schoo
not russian soldiers but self defense forces. those same forces have been involved in this tense stand-off with ukrainian troops at an air base in crimea. warning shots were fired as the careeni ukrainians asked for access to their planes. >> standing by for us live in crimea. lawrence, pretty tense-looking stand-off there. tell us more about it >> reporter: well, yes, it was. in many ways, it was the exact opposite of what people have feared might happen overnight because these reports of the russians giving the careukraini until 5:00 o'clock local time to surrender or they were going to storm their basis. >> never happened. >> hasn't happened anywhere. in this one place and only in this one place, this troop of ukrainian sold soldiers tried to get in and they walked singing their national anthem and carrying the ukrainian and the soviet flag toward the russians. the translation, you can hear some of the soldiers being angry. in the background, the shots are fired over their heads. their commander at the front said, "stoy," be quiet. the russians said you are provoking us and they sai
by congress. you have seen an increase in spending and asking for fresh spending on defense issues in spending.n of fresh if you look at our stores on nutrition, health for low income families, housing -- those types of things. the budget is a way to reach forward with continued funding. the new stories, the earned credit, the child tax credit, that is news coming out of the budget. host: any thoughts on the differences between cuts and reforms, what she brought up earlier? guest: that is a great point because cuts, are, of course, cuts. what republicans are trying to is not the cast as the party of coldhearted budget-cutting. ryan struggled with this is a issueskesman on poverty for the last several years. republicans are trying to talk about poverty reform. and ryan talks about the importance of job training and work for these programs. reform case for broader -- is that breaking through for republicans? it is difficult to say. i do not think so, yeah a lot of ways. there,hen you are out you hear questions like hers, is this just budget cuts. parties are both trying for reform. is purelyent'
. >> >> a russian commander has been called. there was even. but one self-defense unit arrived the ukrainians fall in and m off. their point made. >> so the ukrainian soldiers came out of their base and were headed towards the airstrip, because they wanted to reach the weapons depot, and that's when they were stopped. now, there have been negotiations throughout the day between the ukraine january and the russian commanders. we still don't have the jut come. >> the overnight deadlines for ukrainian troops to give up the rugs passed with no sign of the military storm that had been threatened. position cow denied there was ever a deadline. this soldier said none of his team would vow allegiance to the new pro russian government. >> marines never surrender, nobody at the base wants to switch sides, take an oath of loyalty to a dubious government that not been elected legally. >> without insignia, and the russian mainland is just 4 1/2 kilometers away across a stretch ottawa water. another stand off of sorts. ukrainian ships, flanked by russians, watching their ever move. the regional capitol was quie
and that the forces in southern ukraine are not troops but merely self-defense teams. putin is not taking the action of force off the table to protect russian-speaking ukrainians. he called them brothers in arms which is puzzling when you hear warning shots over the heads of unarmed ukrainian troops. the stand off begins with one russian soldier warning that he will shoot. ukrainian responds, america is with us. another ukrainian pleads, would you shoot the soviet flag and then asks to speak to the commander so they can negotiate. the russian tells the ukrainians to back off and warns he will shoot their legs if they keep advancing. but, look, who hasn't threatened to blast off their brother's kneecaps? diana magnay is on the ground there in kiev. i wonder what you make of the warning shots that were fired today. are tensions rising there? >> reporter: well, it's a very mysterious situation here. tensions seem pretty high and then the next moment you turn around and have ukrainian and russian forces sort of having a chat and exchanging fuel to fuel the russian generators. so it is a very strange sit
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